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    The rather unpleasant "podcast" has been named as Word of the Year by the New Oxford American Dictionary, according to the Beeb.

    The wordsmiths define podcast as "a digital recording of a radio broadcast or similar program, made available on the internet for downloading to a personal audio player" and will add it to their online dictionary early next year.

    New Oxford American Dictionary supremo, Erin McKean, said: "Podcast was considered for inclusion last year, but we found that not enough people were using it, or were even familiar with the concept. This year it's a completely different story. The word has finally caught up with the rest of the iPod phenomenon."

    Interestingly, while podcast made the cut, "sudoku", "bird flu" and "rootkit" were not considered worthy of inclusion. Gratifyingly, the BBC report makes no mention whatsover of "blogging", so we can be thankful for small mercies.
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    'podcast', 'wordsmith'. I weep for society.

    I return whatever i wish . Its called FREEDOWM OF RANDOMNESS IN A HECK . CLUSTERED DEFEATED CORn FORUM . Welcome to me


    • #3
      Originally posted by Bascule
      I wonder what image they will choose for "podcast"

      I wonder when "asshat" will be word of the year? When it does, I wonder what the picture next to it will look like. You think they will accept submissions?

      What image would be best?

      Originally posted by noid
      'podcast', 'wordsmith'. I weep for society.
      Sorry. The word "society" has been obselected by "Idiotocracy"

      Please consider upgrading your dictionary, and updating your documents. Thanks.


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        • #5
          and I would be behind it :)
          If you can read this you don't need glasses